Money-Saving Beauty Products You Already Have in Your Kitchen


The kitchen is always the best room in the house, and not just because it’s usually where you find the wine. It’s the room in which everyone gathers to cook, converse and have fun. We bought our new house for three reasons. It’s our dream house and it just so happened to be in foreclosure and for sale for less than half of what it is worth, we needed a much larger home with a family of six and we loved all the space for entertaining both indoors and out. Despite the fact that we have more than 4,000 square feet under roof with our amazing porches and decks, and everyone comes into the kitchen. The kids do their homework around our bar, which is big enough for 9 barstools. Our friends and family gather around the bar and the huge island. Everyone loves the kitchen. It’s the place to see and be seen in our home – and the rest of the house might as well not exist (which is really too bad because we have some supremely beautiful spaces here).

Our kitchen is everything we ever wanted in a kitchen, but we rarely use it to cook. Okay, I rarely use it to cook. My husband, thankfully, loves to cook. He also loves our home and our kids, which is why he has encouraged me not to cook (light the kitchen on fire one time, one time, and suddenly you’re a ‘danger’ to society). To me, the kitchen is the room in which the wine is poured and money-saving beauty products are located. That’s right; you heard me. The kitchen is a place in which you can find things that will help you look gorgeous and save your budget. Read on to find out which kitchen ingredients virtually everyone has at home so that you can see what you can take out of there to create a more beautiful you without breaking the bank in the least. The kitchen is perfect for your beauty needs.


We all love eggs for so many things, and that is why we always have them. We have them for our cooking, our baking and so many other reasons, and this includes our hair. That’s right; we have eggs in our kitchens for our hair. If your hair is like mine – dried out thanks to the heat and the coloring and the sheer abuse I put it through every single day – you might want to put some eggs in it to make it feel and look a lot healthier from this point forward. All you have to do to make this work is mix a few eggs so that they are evenly mixed, and then put them in your dry hair. Coat it all nicely, put it in a shower cap and rinse it out after 15 minutes or so. Your hair will be amazingly smooth by the time you are finished.


If you feel that your skin has been particularly dry as of late, you will find that this is a perfect beauty product for your use. It’s good for many things, such as being mixed with other household kitchen ingredients to create various face and hair masks, but it’s also so good for your skin by itself. The best way to use this is with your bath. If you enjoy a nice soak in the tub, you will very much enjoy this product since it is going to make your skin so soft and so sweet. Just add a couple of tablespoons of real honey to your bath and soak yourself as long as you feel comfortable and relaxed. This is going to ensure that you are smooth and soft all day long.

Coffee Grounds

Okay, so this is not going to work if you are like me and use a Keurig. You don’t have much in terms of coffee grounds to work with. However, if you do have some, you might want to use them as an exfoliant. It’s great for your skin because it’s natural, and it works to remove all your dead skin so that you look fresh and gorgeous in no time at all. Do you really care if you get rid of your dead skin with coffee grounds or some expensive, imported spa product that cost you an arm and a leg? Save the money and use the coffee grounds; you’ll smell so awake the rest of the day. And on that note, you can use the grounds from your K-cups, but you might need to use several K-cups to make it work as effectively as possible.


Everyone loves a lemon for a good reason. For the most part, it’s great for discolored sun spots. If you just rub lemon (cut, of course) on your age spots every single day, you will notice after a few weeks that the spots are much lighter in appearance. This is going to make you feel very good about your skin, but it’s also not the only benefit that lemons provide. If you have a problem with blackheads, do the same thing you would with your age spots. The acid in the lemon works to dry out the blackheads and cause your skin to look a lot nicer in the long run.


If you’re looking for an all-purpose beauty product, you’ve found it here. This is something that works wonders on the skin. If you cook some of it and let it cool off until it’s not longer hot to the touch, you can put it on your acne to help reduce the areas that are inflamed. It can reduce the appearance of acne and breakouts, and it makes your face look smoother and much more of the same color. It’s also good for rashes and other skin conditions, such as dry skin and such, when poured into a bath tub. It’s going to help to keep your skin looking and feeling soft and healthy.

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